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This recipe came about after managing to score a package of spinach lasagna noodles at the grocery store.  Some days you just get lucky in Quito!   I didn't want to "waste" them on regular lasagna that is heavy and can't be saved into seeming healthy simply by using green noodles.  So it was time to put to use a recipe that I'd been avoiding for some time.  It was a delicious recipe but one that seemed finicky and like lots of work.  Maybe because last time I made indivi...

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  If I keep waiting to share this recipe it will be full-on winter and then what is the point of talking about Fall Sage Pesto?  The problem is that there is no recipe.  I found this pesto in an Ina Garten cookbook.  But since then I've packed up and moved twice and now many of my recipes are somewhere between here and Ecuador ... or the Runyan's garage.  It's anyone's guess.   I'll give you a pitiful attempt at my recollection of what this entailed and see where yo...

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Because Nate put this recipe together, he deserves the credit for it.  So on top of making Sunday lunch, I asked him to do another not-favorite thing: guest blog about it.   He Said ...   I love mac and cheese, but Kelley hates to make the stuff.  How can you hate noodles and cheese?  She doesn't mind eating it, but for whatever reason distastes putting the deliciousness together.  So this recipe was put on the magnetic clip that is attached to the can of mushrooms that sits on our kitchen...

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I know you've probably seen a few salads similar to this on my site.  It's not the first time I've combined shrimp and salad, shrimp and orzo, or orzo and salad.  (Whether I ever remembered to post these recipes on the blog is altogether different so I guess it's possible you've seen far fewer of these combinations than I have.)  Clearly I'm attracted to this basic mash-up.     So when the thermometer goes above 80 degrees and trolling for new dinner ideas, a refreshing salad for dinner jus...

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About a month ago I made the WORST RISOTTO EVER.  I did something I rarely do and believed someone when they said a recipe was just as good as the original when done in the slow-cooker.  I was skeptical, but thought this could be a great time-saver.  So one Sunday morning I pulled the crockpot out and left it to work its risotto magic while I went off to church.  The result was that I served up saffron and white wine GLUE to a friend.   I was left both with a sense of disappointment and...

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Happy Thanksgiving!  (And a non-Thanksgiving dish for you ...)   I’m in love with orecchiette.  Something about then looks so much more elegant and enticing than say elbow macaroni or mostaccioli.  It’s possible that I choose recipes just for their inclusion of this sweet little ear-shaped pasta.  I don’t know why I do this, though, because I have NEVER once found orecchiette at any of my grocery stores.  They are simply nonexistent.  There is cavatelli, shells, linguine, fe...

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